Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- George Forss, 80, Photographer Discovered on the Streets of N.Y., Dies
He was peddling his black-and-white photos of New York City’s majesty for $5 each in the 1980s — until a famous photographer came upon them in “astonishment.”
- De Blasio ‘Strongly’ Urges Vaccinated New Yorkers to Wear Masks Indoors
The mayor said vaccinated New Yorkers needed to mask up inside because of C.D.C. guidance involving areas of high transmission, but he did not require masks.
- Mask Mandates Are Returning in Many Cities. N.Y.C. Is Holding Back.
Louisiana and San Francisco brought back indoor mask requirements, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted New Yorkers to focus on vaccinations.
- Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry
The investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office could determine Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political future.
- Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74
She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.
NZ News from UK Guardian
- New Zealand reserve bank to toughen mortgage-lending rules in bid to tackle housing crisis
Measures include reducing number of loans to borrowers with small deposits and potential debt-to-income restrictionsNew Zealand’s reserve bank has announced plans to tighten up mortgage-lending, as th …
- Jacinda Ardern apologises over New Zealand 'dawn raids' in 1970s – video
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologised to Pacific Island people who were targeted for deportation in aggressive home raids in the mid-1970s. Ardern attended a ceremony at th …
- New Zealand commission launches inquiry into ‘massive human rights failure’ on housing
Crisis has been marked by escalating rents, high rates of homelessness and substandard conditions New Zealand’s housing crisis has become a “massive human rights failure”, the Human Rights Commission …
- Jacinda Ardern apologises for New Zealand ‘dawn raids’ on Pasifika people in 1970s
The raids on Pasifika migrants and their subsequent deportations separated families and devastated communitiesNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has issued a formal apology for historic rac …
- Bots and scalpers: desperate Kiwis try everything to get into Fortress New Zealand
New Zealanders stranded abroad are growing increasingly frustrated with the country’s over-subscribed quarantine systemIn the age of coronavirus, New Zealand can seem like an idyll: a tightly sealed h …
- New Zealand rowers claim two more golds in historic Olympic regatta wins
Emma Twigg won the single sculls at last, while the men’s eight upset the odds to beat much more fancied rivalsNew Zealand have claimed two more rowing golds at the Tokyo Olympics, with Emma Twigg pow …
- 'Wicked' Is First Broadway Tour Since Coronavirus Shutdown
The production, which starts Tuesday in Dallas, is the first Broadway tour back onstage, a test as American theaters seek to rebound from the pandemic shutdown.
- Review: In Carl Hancock Rux’s ‘Vs.,’ the Jury Is Out
Where justice is virtual, crimes have no names and audience members step up to the dock to examine anonymous witnesses.
- Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks
Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. But the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall plan to bar them for now.
- New York City Awards $3 Million for Latino and Puerto Rican Theater
The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater will use the funds, along with $7 million from the city over the last eight years, for an expanded South Bronx space.